Steven Gagnon grew up in Fort Pierce, FL. He studied at Pepperdine University in California and spent a year abroad in Europe while in college. Upon his return to the U.S., he mentored for three years under artist, Nataly Nijinski. In 1996, he came to Miami Beach for an artist residency and has been based in the city from then on. Since 2005, Gagnon has been creating large scale, interdisciplinary video installations in addition to his work in painting, printmaking, and sculpture. To date, he has created five projects which he has shown at both 2008 Presidential Conventions, the Fotofest bienniel in Houston, and art fairs in Miami, New York City, Palm Beach, and in the German cities of Berlin and Cologne.
Over the last decade, Gagnon has exhibited his work in group shows in museums throughout the country including: the Naples Museum of Art, the Palm Springs Desert Museum, the Bladen Memorial Art Museum, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of South Texas, and the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science. His art has been the focus of a feature article in the Miami NewTimes, written up in Wall Street Journal, published in Harper’s Magazine, appeared in the Washington Post, illustrated the front page of Financial Times, printed in the literary journal of the Henry Miller Library, and discussed in numerous online art periodicals and blogs such as ArtNet.com and ArtInfo.com. Gagnon’s work has also been displayed on billboards in Miami, New York City, and throughout the state of California.
The Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C., the Art Museum of South Texas, The American Bankers Association, UMB Bank, and American Bank are a few of the public and corporate collections that own his work.